Low Budget/NO Budget Marketing

Small business marketing is often a low-budget (or even NO-budget) endeavor. Paying someone else to do it is often completely out of the question, so it's up to small business owners (and often their friends and families) to do the marketing.

Fortunately, if you have a little bit of time, a little bit of patience, and the willingness to learn new stuff and be creative, low-budget marketing IS POSSIBLE!

Here are some FREE or nearly-free resources for doing your marketing yourself!

12 Resources for low budget / no budget marketing

12 Resources for low-budget/no-budget marketing

Royalty-Free Images

Pixabay is an excellent source for free, royalty-free photos, illustrations, and even vector graphics! https://pixabay.com/

Unsplash specializes in free, royalty-free high-resolution photos. https://unsplash.com/

Graphics Editing

GIMP: Freeware bitmap photo editing and graphics creation software (similar to Photoshop) https://www.gimp.org

INKSCAPE: Freeware vector graphics creation software (similar to Illustrator) https://inkscape.org

Canva is a free easy-to-use web-based image-creation tool and has an excellent free version. https://www.canva.com/ 

Adobe Express is a web-based image-creation tool similar to Canva, also free! https://www.adobe.com/express/

Learning & Inspiration

Seth Godin's Akimbo podcast: https://play.acast.com/s/akimbo

Hubspot Academy offers free marketing mini-courses! https://academy.hubspot.com

TED Talks www.ted.com, particularly those by Simon Sinek, Adam Grant, Seth Godin, and any on creativity, leadership, decision-making

Local Library

Your local library! Always be reading something! Reading sparks ideas! https://www.hillsborotxlibrary.org/


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